Grover McBane, Rescue Dog are a range of children’s fiction that were inspired by a real life rescue dog!
The books centre around a Border Collie dog named Grover McBane; who lives at Cavendish Lane. Everyday he helps out at the animal shelter where his owner Annie works. They meet lots of animals along the way and some even live with them in foster care at Cavendish Lane, before they find their very own forever home!
The range of novels have beautifully detailed illustrations that capture every moment and feeling; the story-lines bring together some important social attributes; Sharing, Patience, Being Kind To One Another and Anti-Bullying. By purchasing these books you will also be supporting the work of the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.
Yes, I read the books and LOVED them! But since I am a grown up, let’s hear what avid book reader Justin thought:
I thought the funniest bit was when Grover went back to visit Squeak and Squeak pushed him into the pool! My favourite part was when Stretch hid Grovers most favourite toy; it was nice that he told Grover where he hid them though. But most of all I loved how all the animals find forever homes. Justin, 7 Years Old.
Read more of Grovers Adventures in:
Grover Finds A Home
“Grover McBane escapes from his owner’s yard and is taken to the animal shelter”
Grover’s New Friends
“Lots of surprises are in store for Grover as he meets some of the other dogs at the shelter”
Grover, Benji and Nanna Jean
“Grover must help his blind friend, Benji find the perfect new forever home”
Written By: Claire Garth
Illustrations By: Johannes Leak
Imprint: Piccalo Nero
RRP: $12.99AU / $15.99NZ
Age Range: 6-9 years
Size: 198 x 128mm
Subject: Children’s Fiction
About the Author:
Claire Garth is a former primary school teacher. She now works as the General Manager at the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home in Australia. Claire adopted the real Grover in 2013 and she and Grover work to raise awareness about animal rescue.
About the Illustrator:
Johannes Leak is an illustrator and commerical artist who specialises in cartooning, magazine illustration, music album artwork and storyboards. He lives and works on the NSW Central Coast of Australia where he can also be spotted surfing and walking his dog, Calvin.
Follow Grover on Instagram: @grovermcbane
I would like to thank the publishers Piccolo Nero for sending these beautiful books for Pressplay Pets to enjoy! I was thrilled to receive them and even more delighted to pass them onto Justin who can continue to enjoy Grovers Adventures!
Author Bio: Nikki is pack leader at Pressplay Pets, a blog for the modern age pet parent interested in health & care, news, reviews & personal accounts of unconditional love & at times heartfelt pain of pet parenting. She is also proud mum to cute and cheeky Papillons ‘Amber’ and ‘Indy’ and one crazy Rainbow Lorikeet named ‘Ralph’!
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